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Fred Sontag Memoriam

Frederick E. Sontag, the Robert C. Denison Professor of Philosophy at Pomona College, died Sunday, June 14, at the age of 84, after several months of declining health. Professor Sontag had recently retired from the Pomona faculty, bringing a close to a remarkable 57-year tenure as a member of Pomona’s Philosophy Department. The author of 28 books—the most recent published in 2005—he was a mentor and lifelong friend to generations of Pomona College students.

Memorial Service

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, October 10, at 3:00 p.m. in Little Bridges (Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music at 150 E. 4th St., Claremont) with a reception immediately following in Edmunds Ballroom in Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth Street, Claremont).

The service of music, readings, and reminiscences will include remarks from Rusty Doms ’62, Wynne Furth, John Roth ’62, David Held and Grant Sontag.

A Message from the Sontags

The family thanks the College, for providing this lovely memorial Website, and each person who has taken the time to write in with personal reflections which are so touching and comforting to us. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made, in honor of Professor Sontag's granddaughter Rachel, to:

Wisconsin Easter Seals
101 Nob Hill Road, Ste. 301
Madison, WI 53713


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